Condolences go out to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry on the death of his mother, 88-year-old Mary S. Perry of New London, New Hampshire.

The onetime teacher graduated from Sargent College at Boston University and earned a master’s degree in physical education at Springfield College. After retiring and the death of her husband Anthony she moved to Sedona, Arizona, where she started an aerobics program. Joe says, "In many ways, she was ahead of her time as far as her way of thinking and living, whether it be exploring books on quantum physics or women’s rights.”

In addition to Joe, she is survived by her daughter Anne, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at a later date as Joe is on tour in South America.